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Job Announcement: University of Luxembourg

Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics: Professor, University of Luxembourg, Walferdange, Luxembourg

Employer: University of Luxembourg

Job Location: Walferdange, Luxembourg
Title: Professor in Learning and Instruction
Rank: Professor
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Language Specialty: French
LL Issue: 24.1525
Date Submitted: 04-Apr-2013
Job Description: The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research university. The University of Luxembourg is recruiting for the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education a Professor in Learning and Instruction (M/F).

Ref. F3-080003
Full-time contract

The professor will conduct research on the basis of theory-driven concepts of learning and teaching processes in institutionalised learning contexts (particularly in primary schools). Special aspects of interest are empirically generated theories of learning and teaching predominantly in the context of teacher education, whereby the multilingual and multicultural context of the workplace of the future teachers is taken into account.

The professor should be involved in the configuration of an already existing network of the university and partner schools aiming at the deconstruction of the divide between theory and practice. His/her presence in the field and cooperation with partners in the field is indispensable. He/she will have to conceptually develop teaching and learning workshops together with partners in school.

He/she will teach in the study programmes in the field of Educational Sciences of the Faculty (particularly in the Bachelor in Educational Sciences (BScE) - Preschool and Primary Teacher Education). He/she is expected to take major responsibility for the BScE management in the near future.

Qualifications, experience, aptitude:
- PhD in educational sciences or a closely related field
- Experience in supervising doctoral students
- Outstanding research record in the field (documented by peer-reviewed journal articles; books; conference participation)
- Ability to develop and conduct research projects on educating, learning and teaching on a micro and meso level
- Excellent self-management skills, leadership qualities, intercultural and inter-institutional awareness as well as a spirit of team-work in close cooperation are prerequisites for this position

- Proficiency in German and French. English proficiency is a plus

As the future Professor will be working in the multilingual context of Luxembourg, a command of German and French (the languages of primary and post-primary schools) is required, and an additional proficiency in English is considered an asset.

For further information please contact:
Prof. Dr. Georg Mein, Dean of the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) at the email address:; tel.: 00 352 466644 9301.

Candidates are asked to send a hard copy by postal mail and an electronic copy of their full application (in French, German or English) before 15 May 2013 mentioning the job opening reference number and including the following documents:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Copies of diplomas
- List of publications
- Copies of recent publications relevant for the field in question
- List of courses taught

Please send the required documents to Prof. Dr. Georg Mein, Dean of the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education at the application mailing and email address below.

All applications will be handled in the strictest confidence. Further information can be found at the application website address below.

As part of the application process specifically for academic positions, you are not obliged to enter your personal data online. The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunities employer.
Application Deadline: 15-May-2013
Application Address: Prof. Dr. Georg  Mein
Campus Walferdange
Grand-Duché de Luxembourg
BP. 2
Walferdange    7201
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